Helensville, Helensville

7 days ago

Cameras help cut red-light-running but thousands still do it

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, motorists running through red traffic lights create some of the highest death and injury risks. Auckland Transport's roll-out of cameras is making a difference, but do you think penalties are tough enough ? Read the story below:

6 days ago

Neighbours - explore Old Auckland!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

In conjunction with our friends at Auckland Museum, we are excited to launch the Old Auckland Neighbourly Group. Join your neighbours to explore Auckland of the yesteryear and share photos and memories of how Auckland used to be.

Join the Group now to find out what's so special about this … View more
In conjunction with our friends at Auckland Museum, we are excited to launch the Old Auckland Neighbourly Group. Join your neighbours to explore Auckland of the yesteryear and share photos and memories of how Auckland used to be.

Join the Group now to find out what's so special about this incredible photo below - and have a guess at where it might be before Sunday 16 Feb and we'll put you in the draw to win a $100 Prezzy® card!
Join Old Auckland

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11 hours ago

WEEKLY SPECIALS

The Fireplace - Bar & Restaurant

We are excited to continue our weekly specials with you! Why cook when we have you covered?!

What is your favourite?

The Fireplace, Bar and Restaurant is open 7 days, from 12-10pm, see you soon :)

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13 hours ago

Do you have a dream to open your own food business?

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

This course looks at how to turn your dream into reality and understand better, how to work methodically through the requirements.

First, we look at the foundations of establishing a successful hospitality business -
- the concept
- the important sales to ingredient cost rations
- staffing … View more
This course looks at how to turn your dream into reality and understand better, how to work methodically through the requirements.

First, we look at the foundations of establishing a successful hospitality business -
- the concept
- the important sales to ingredient cost rations
- staffing levels
- profitability behind these costs

SETTING UP
We look at key information regarding the physical setup of a business. Starting with important information from Auckland Council, or your local council, about zoning for a location and approvals for alterations to a building, formulating a food control plan, getting approval for an alcohol licence.
We then look at the equipment you may need to use and commercial kitchen food safety requirements - from refrigeration and extraction systems to types of ovens and coffee machines, flooring and much more.

HOW TO COST
We will discuss look models of how to calculate what you should sell your product for - the retail margins, as well as the cost breakdown as well, has how you are going to pay your self.
Lots to think about and learn in this one day workshop.
Celia Hay, director of the New Zealand School of Food and Wine and hospitality entrepreneur having established 10 different business and has a wealth of knowledge about how to establish and then grow a business. In 2020, Celia Hay and the New Zealand School of Food and Wine will celebrate their 25th Anniversary.
The seminar includes Celia Hay’s book How to Grow your hospitality business - a guide for owners and managers.

When: Saturday, 29 Feb from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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4 days ago

Win! Tickets to Hollywood's science guru show

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

COMPTITION NOW CLOSED. Thanks everyone for your entries! Winners will be contacted today.


✨ We have FIVE double passes to giveaway to theoretical physicist Sean Carroll's talk on February 22nd at Bruce Mason Centre in Takapuna. Simply like this post and be in the draw! We will pick … View more
COMPTITION NOW CLOSED. Thanks everyone for your entries! Winners will be contacted today.


✨ We have FIVE double passes to giveaway to theoretical physicist Sean Carroll's talk on February 22nd at Bruce Mason Centre in Takapuna. Simply like this post and be in the draw! We will pick winners at random at 12noon Monday 17th Feb.✨

Sean looks for answers to some of the really big questions. Why is there a universe? What is time?

Based in Los Angeles, Sean's not only a science professor, he's the go-to science guru for some big-time movies - such as Angels & Demons and Marvel's Avengers: Endgame, consulting with scriptwriters on topics such a time travel and parallel universes.

Sean Carroll: Our Preposterous Universe. Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland, February 22. Information and tickets at thinkinc.org.

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2 days ago

Smile with our $69 New Patient Offer

Lumino Dentist

We’re giving you more reasons to love your smile.

With our $69 Exam & X-Rays Check-Up Offer for new patients, you can get sorted for less. Get a full dental examination, standard x-rays and reassurance that you’re taking the best care of your teeth and gums.
Looking after your smile … View more
We’re giving you more reasons to love your smile.

With our $69 Exam & X-Rays Check-Up Offer for new patients, you can get sorted for less. Get a full dental examination, standard x-rays and reassurance that you’re taking the best care of your teeth and gums.
Looking after your smile is one of the most important investments you will make. It’s never too late to get organised so book an appointment with your nearest participating practice today!
Find out more

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3 days ago

Race with all the family!

Resene

XRACE is a mystery adventure race where parent and child aged 6-14 race together, locate and complete 10 mystery challenges; racing the clock and all the other family teams. A team is made up of two people - an adult; dad or mum or a trusted relative or family friend and a child aged between 6 and … View moreXRACE is a mystery adventure race where parent and child aged 6-14 race together, locate and complete 10 mystery challenges; racing the clock and all the other family teams. A team is made up of two people - an adult; dad or mum or a trusted relative or family friend and a child aged between 6 and 14 years of age.

The challenges range from physical (like tug-of-war) to mental (like the memory challenge) to knowledge-based (like the music challenge) to fun (like painting with Resene colours).
Learn more

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4 days ago

Dry weather water provision - what you need to know

The Team from Auckland Council

14 February: Important information for rural residents running low on tank water. Council locations where people can fill up on water for domestic use are at Warkworth Town Hall, Wellsford Community Centre, Helensville Library and Orewa Service Centre open today from 10am-8pm. People can take up to… View more14 February: Important information for rural residents running low on tank water. Council locations where people can fill up on water for domestic use are at Warkworth Town Hall, Wellsford Community Centre, Helensville Library and Orewa Service Centre open today from 10am-8pm. People can take up to 20L of water per person in their household per day in handheld containers. Māori Wardens and council staff will be at each site to assist. Use this link for more details bit.ly...

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4 days ago

Valentine's Day Special - Gurnard Meunière

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Looking for a last minute Valentine's day special recipe for a date night in?

Try this Classic Crumbed Fish recipe with sauce Tartare.

Ingredients
2 fillets gurnard: 140 – 180 g each
2 tablespoons plain flour
salt
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Looking for a last minute Valentine's day special recipe for a date night in?

Try this Classic Crumbed Fish recipe with sauce Tartare.

Ingredients
2 fillets gurnard: 140 – 180 g each
2 tablespoons plain flour
salt
1 tablespoon light olive or canola oil
15 g butter (unsalted)

For sauce
30 g butter (unsalted)
juice of ½ lemon
2 tablespoons small capers (optional)
lemon and chopped parsley

Full recipe on the link below.

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4 days ago

Hay for sale

Helene from Huapai - Kumeu

in Taupaki - behind baler - $8 a bale.
4x4 required

Price: $8

4 days ago

Making use of a small space

The Team from Resene ColorShop Albany

Make this nifty fold-out bar and cupboard for your outdoor living space.

Paint in your favourite Resene colours to complement your décor or accent it. Ideal for outdoor entertaining.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create this … View more
Make this nifty fold-out bar and cupboard for your outdoor living space.

Paint in your favourite Resene colours to complement your décor or accent it. Ideal for outdoor entertaining.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create this quick and easy project yourself

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4 days ago

Get Out and About this summer

The Team from Auckland Council

With Out & About you can get active with your friends, family and people from your community. With a full programme of free events and activities in your local parks, places and open spaces, from Yoga to Zumba, skateboarding to nature walks, we work with your local boards to deliver fun … View moreWith Out & About you can get active with your friends, family and people from your community. With a full programme of free events and activities in your local parks, places and open spaces, from Yoga to Zumba, skateboarding to nature walks, we work with your local boards to deliver fun opportunities to get active in our region's beautiful outdoors. Learn more

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4 days ago

Direct to Airport for less

SkyBus Airport Express

Are you paying too much to get to the Airport?

SkyBus jets you direct to Auckland Airport for just $24 one way. Enjoy express travel, FREE WiFi and unlimited luggage. Frequent departures from Akoranga, Smales Farm and Albany (Westfield).

SkyBus. It’s the fast and affordable way to get to … View more
Are you paying too much to get to the Airport?

SkyBus jets you direct to Auckland Airport for just $24 one way. Enjoy express travel, FREE WiFi and unlimited luggage. Frequent departures from Akoranga, Smales Farm and Albany (Westfield).

SkyBus. It’s the fast and affordable way to get to the Airport.

Get tickets at skybus.co.nz/northharbour or download the new SkyBus app.
Buy tickets online

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